Packed full of useful exercises, checklists, and how-to sections, this robust lab manual gives students hands-on guidance and practice conducting their own psychological research projects.
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Part I. Research Methods Exercises Knowledge Exercise: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? Science Versus Pseudoscience Exercise Naturalistic Observation Group Exercise Survey Research Exercise Science in the News How to Read Empirical Journal Articles Reading Journal Articles Exercise Lab Assignment: Library Exercise Learning Check - Basics of Psychological Research Research Design Exercise Independent and Dependent Variables Exercise Identifying Variables From Abstracts Identifying Variables From Empirical Articles Learning Check - Experimental Designs Ethics Exercise Ethics Exercsise Paper Sample Consent Form Learning Check - Ethics Subject Sampling Exercise Descriptive Statistics Exercise Graphing Exercise Inferential Statistics Exercise Statistics With Excel Exercise Learning Check - Statistics Bias and Control Exercise Factorial Designs Exercise Describing Main Effects and Interactions Exercise Learning Check - Bias and Control and Specialized Designs Part II. Research Project Exercises Getting Your Research Ideas for the Group Project Picking Your Research Idea for the Group Project Brief Literature Review for Group Project Development Variables in Your Group Projects Mock Institutional Review Board Form Pilot of Research Project Statistical Analyses for Your Group Project Group Project Literature Review Group Project Methods Section Group Project Results Section Group Project Discussion Section Group Project Abstract Poster Presentation Checklist Oral Presentation Checklist Group Project Progress Report Part III. APA Style Exercises Sample APA Paper Creating References APA Style Quiz APA Style Exercise Sample Manuscript Text APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report - Part A APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report - Part B APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report - Part C APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report - Part D APA Style Manuscript Checklist APA 6th Edition Update - A Summary of the Changes Part IV. Avoiding Plagiarism Exercises Academic Honesty Guidelines - What Is (and Isn't) Plagiarism Examples of Plagiarism Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism
Dawn M. McBride is a professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught research methods for the past 13 years. Her research interests include automatic forms of memory, false memory, prospective memory, and forgetting. In addition to research methods, she teaches courses in introductory psychology, cognition and learning, human memory, and a graduate course in experimental design. She is a recipient of the Illinois State University Teaching Initiative Award. Her out-of-work interests include spending time with her family, traveling, watching Philadelphia (her place of birth) sports teams, and reading British murder mysteries. She earned her PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. J. Cooper Cutting (Ph.D. University of Illinois, Cognitive Psychology) is and Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Chair at Illinois State University. His research interests are in psycholinguistics, primarily with a focus on the production of language. He teaches Research Methods in Psychology regularly and supervises undergraduate research in his laboratory.